Archive for Sunday, May 14, 2006

Moussaoui begins serving life sentence

May 14, 2006


— Convicted 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui began serving his life sentence at the nation's most secure prison on Saturday after U.S. marshals flew him overnight to southern Colorado from Virginia.

Marshals brought Moussaoui, prisoner 51427-054, before dawn to the Supermax federal prison, where he will spend 23 hours a day in his cell and have little to no contact with the other notorious criminals.

The $60 million Supermax, formally called Administrative Maximum, was built in 1995 in a town of 3,600 people. The triangular, two-story prison was designed for inmates once held at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, Ill., which had replaced Alcatraz when it closed in 1963.

Among the inmates at the prison are Ramzi Yousef, Eric Rudolph, Ted Kaczynski and Terry Nichols. Also there is Richard Reid, the would-be shoe bomber Moussaoui said was to help him fly a fifth plane into the White House. The Bureau of Prisons said the Supermax currently houses 398 "of the nation's most violent, disruptive and escape prone inmates."


xenophonschild 11 years, 10 months ago

I doubt if puke-boy has the fortitude to do long years in solitary. Given his court-room antics, he'll probably be crying for his mommy in three-four years.

Solitary is a grueling ordeal. I did 7 1/2 all together, and the last jaunt ('94-'97) convinced me to see the light. A friend has been in solitary in El Dorado since it opened in '92; last time I saw him, he was standing in a corner of his cell screaming obscenities . . . about himself.

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